Novel Techniques for Other Cancers
In this session, attendees will review the basics of radiotherapy for sarcoma as well as the selective use of IMRT and IGRT to improve tumor coverage and reduce acute and late complications.
Additionally, vaginal carcinoma is uncommonly seen in the clinic; most clinicians, secondary to lack of experience, are unsure when a cylinder is sufficient and when interstitial needles should be used. With the application of the multichannel cylinder directional dose can be applied to spare normal tissues and a larger depth of tumor can be addressed. In addition, a practical outpatient application of interstitial needles for vaginal cancers will be presented.
And finally, the principles underlying ISRT will be described. Then, examples of ISRT (including potential pitfalls) will be demonstrated for Hodgkin lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
This program is designed to meet the interest of radiation oncologists, physicists, radiation dosimetrists, radiation therapists.
- Describe appropriate situations for IMRT in the treatment of sarcoma.
- Describe considerations when optimizing IMRT plans.
- Describe IGRT considerations.
- Catheryn Yashar, MD, is employed at the University of California, San Diego and receives research grants from Cianna Medical and holds leadership positions with the American College of Radiation Oncology and American Brachytherapy Society.
- Christopher R. Kelsey, MD, is employed at Duke University of Michigan and receives compensation from Varian.
- Mary U. Feng, MD, is employed at the University of Michigan and receives compensation from Varian, NIH, Blue Cross Blue Shield and RSNA and holds a leadership position with NCCN.
The person(s) above served as the developer(s) of this activity. Additionally, the Education and CME/MOC Committees had control over the content of this activity.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education to physicians.
ASTRO is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology to provide SA-CME as part of Part II Maintenance of Certification.
- 1.50 Certificate of AttendanceThis activity was designated for 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
- 1.50 SA-CME
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the American Board of Radiology's criteria for a self-assessment activity in the ABR's Maintenance of Certification program. Participation in this course in combination with the successful completion of the corresponding assessment and course evaluation adheres to the guidelines established by the ABR for 1.50 self-assessment credits.
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- Member: $55
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